Angela and I took our now teenage boys on a road trip to Rome. We planned on exploring caves but they were closed for the season. Instead we meandered around Myrtle Hill cemetery and downtown. We found a super cool book store full of really old books and I scored a couple of old MAD magazines from the early 80's (Garbage Pail kid and Indiana Jones editions) along with a signed copied of a book about Georgia place names. I learned that the town I now live in is the home to the Porter House steak. We enjoyed a fabulous late lunch at the Harvest Moon Cafe and ended the day at Berry College, the world's largest college campus.
The locals come to Cave Springs to fill their water bottles with the fresh clean water just outside the entrance to the cave. In the summer the spring is a popular swimming hole.
We will have to come back when the weather is warmer. Our next stop was a quick one off the side of the road to see the ancient aqueducts.
Next stop was Myrtle Hill, which was rumored to have the best view of downtown Rome, and it did not disappoint!
Berry College has a famous Blad Eagle nest that you can view live on camera here. We did not see the Eagles, momma was tending to the babies and we did not stick around long enough to see her pop her head up. We did see about 900 deer and that is not a joke! They are everywhere on this campus.
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of Rome, GA. I plan on touring a few more of the small towns in my home state.